A Question that is often raised in Non-dual discussions is:
“Do you need to “become” brahman or are you brahman already?
“The implication in raising such a question is that there is nothing more to do than just hearing the teaching, “you are already brahman,” and lo, behold, you are brahman!
But such a statement, IMHO, is misleading and even mischievous.
I suggest, therefore, reformulating that question in order to arrive at what actually Advaita points to. The reformulated version would be something like this:
“Are you right now Pure Awareness, unborn and immutable, undivided, immortal and untainted by anything else?
Are you right now Awareness + a load of various other things which are mortal, constantly changing, inert and limited?” Continue reading